I’ve been carrying this purse since last September. I love it. So much so that even though I’ve made several others in the intervening months I never carried any of them for more than a few days. I was always right back to this one. I used Vogue pattern 7701, View F and made it a couple of inches wider and the strap long enough to wear the purse across my body. The fabric was a new barkcloth I found at Esther’s. The embroidery and beading (both sides!) took several weeks. This is definitely a one-time creation.
As summer comes on full swing I wanted something new in summer colors. I’ve been admiring this design ever since I spotted it in the Japanese craft book Machine Made Patchworks. Recently, Autum at Creative Little Daisy put together a tutorial (initial tutorial and follow-up tips). Just the spark I needed to make myself one. Very fun purse to make.